A WATERCOLOUR SKETCH PORTRAIT (INSPIRED BY 如懿传 AND 周迅 )

Hello! Today I'll share a watercolour sketch inspired by Chinese actress Zhou Xun's potrayal of Ruyi in a historical drama Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace. I'm more of a book than a film or TV series girl, but sometimes I get inspired by some films and shows. I actually haven't seen this historical show, just excerpts from it. I accidently stumbled on a few excerpt from this show on YouTube and felt inspired by both the costumes and Zhou Xun's acting. I doubt I'll have the time to watch the whole series, but I might create more art inspired by it. The medium for this portrait sketch is Staetdler watercolour pencils on mixed media paper (from my new art create sketchbook). As you will see in this post, the sketch was made on a small frame paper. I might redo this sketch on a larger scale paper to capture more details and make it more realistic. That is if I find the time. I think this one isn't bad for a quick watercolour pencils sketch. Scroll down to see the photograph I used for reference (a promotional photograph for the show) as well as the digital version I created with my watercolour sketch. 
 
You know, I'd love to read the book this show is based on. It sounds fascinating, I might look it up. My last art post was published yesterday OIL PASTEL PORTRAITS  (I'm working on my portrait making skills as you can see).  Before that, I blogged about my festive FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS. Prior to that- MY LAST ART UPDATE HERE: MARKER ILLUSTRATIONS AND DIGITAL

INSPIRED BY MICA, SHEILA AND BLAIR + my previous INSPIRED BY POSTS starting with the most recent ones: 

Thank you for reading and visiting. I hope you have had a nice weekend. Have a fantastic week ahead!

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  1. Oh so elegant! Lovely work! I have been reading the Lost Tomb series (a Chinese series from Xiu Kennedy) on my Kindle which has finally been translated. So you might find the book. It's great to read the book because there were so many questions I had about Lost Tomb. Still I am glad I watched Tomb in the Sea before I watched Mystic Nine. It has helped put pieces of the puzzle together.

    I am so glad you have been inspired. Looks like you are making great strides in your techniques. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    1. Very interesting. It is great there is a translation for the Lost Tomb series, I might download it too. I have a kindle reader installed on my laptop.

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  2. I haven't heard of this show before but it's great that it inspired you and you made a lovely sketch from it! I like how you captured the detail in the hat :)


    Happy new year! Hope that your 2021 has started well :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. at least I think it is a crown. I need to do some research about it to tell for sure.

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  3. Rad je vrhunski i odlično odrađen. Sve pohvale! Srećna Nova! ❤️

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  4. Te ha quedado genial, eres muy habil te mando un beso y t e deseo una genial semana

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  5. This is amazing! You sketch is wonderful!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  6. Your sketch is gorgeous, so like her. I am not familiar with this show, I did a quick search and saw that is available on amazon, so I will have a look. xx

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  7. You have such a great skill
    Happy new year
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  8. Questo credo sia uno dei disegni più belli che abbia mai realizzato, mi piace particolarmente!
    Ti auguro un sereno 2021 mia cara Ivana!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  9. I haven't heard of this Chinese actress, nor of the show. I'm generally not a fan of the historical genre. However, your watercolour portrait is absolutely delightful! xxx

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  10. This portrait is so stunning, I think you've perfectly captured her beauty, simply wonderful <3

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  11. This looks amazing Ivana :-D

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  12. Happy New Year Ivana! Wishing you much happiness, good health and good fortune in 2021! Zhou Xun happens to be one of my favorite actresses and you've captured her beautifully. The attention you paid to her colorful headdress is especially impressive!

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  13. Happy New Year Ivana! These illustrations are beautiful, you captured the portrait wonderfully. I too love how you have captured the hat in such great detail. Sounds like an interesting show and beautiful costumes too. Have a great week ahead : ) xo

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  14. Another excellent illustration! This is very pretty, Ivana!

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  15. I can see why you were inspired to sketch this Ivana. It's absolutely gorgeous!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
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  16. How beautiful your water painting is !.
    Her figure looks elegant with a colorful crown.

    Happy New Year 2021. Greetings.

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  17. I have not seen this but I know the inspiration. I like the details that you've depicted in the sketch. Great work, Ivana. Happy New! <3

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  18. So nice drawing, I like her traditional Chinese Human hair wigs. Thanks for sharing them.

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  19. Svaki put me impresionira tvoj talent. Ova glumica izgleda identično kao na TV i detalji koje si posvetila kruni i nakitu su nevjerovatni. Svaka čast Ivana, oduševljena sam.

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  20. I love this! You've captured her eyes and face so well, this is one of your best pieces I think? Deffo do more inspired by this!

    Corinne x
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  21. Wow, love your art work! It looks amazing!

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  22. Happy New Year, Ivana! Thank you for sharing your beautiful illustration!
    Those water colors o are more beautiful. than the real picture.
    I also love the flower pot :)

    akiko
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  23. Beautiful post!

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  24. Oh che bella questo ritratto, bello proprio il copricapo! Buon anno Ivana!
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  25. Hi Ivana,
    First of all I wish you a Happy New Year!
    Second, I love your illustration and this is proof that you are a true artist, as it is an illustration that has many details! I loved it, it's one of my favorites!
    xoxo

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  26. Hello Ivana,

    Your art is always impressive and it made me remember the time I used to paint with watercolors.... now I'm trying to go back to basics with some tools but I definitely need to go back to watercolors, what I remember is that they were kinda tricky to use so your result is definitely impressive!

    I adore the way you mixed the colors and the final result is elegant and vibrant. I can find a lot of inspiration and resources in films, so I'm sure you too!

    Keep creating!

    Pablo
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  27. Oduvijek su me privlačile kulture dalekog istoka, tako da je članak pun pogodak i ilustracije. Divno! 😍

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  28. Happy new year! This really inspires me to get my paint out and create something!
    Love this!

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  29. Wow excellent illustration, Ivana! The details are also so perfect! You're one great talent, hun! <3 Gorgeous drawings.

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